Palm Springs, CA 

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Climate in Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs, CA enjoys a warm, sunny climate throughout the year. The average yearly temperature is around 75°F (24°C). During the summer months from June to September, temperatures can climb to over 100°F (38°C) during the day and drop to around 70°F (21°C) at night. Winters are mild with temperatures usually staying between 55–70°F (13–21°C). The city receives an average of approximately 30 inches of rain per year and has no snowfall.

Palm Springs, California gets 5 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Palm Springs averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 269 sunny days per year in Palm Springs. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Palm Springs gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 15 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 108 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46
Rain: averages 5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Palm Springs is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

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November, March and April are the most pleasant months in Palm Springs, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Palm Springs, CaliforniaUnited States
  5.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  15.0 days106.2 days
  269 days205 days
  479 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Palm Springs with an average high temperature of 107.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in California. In Palm Springs, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Palm Springs are November, March and February.

In Palm Springs, there are 174.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Palm Springs with an average of 44.2°. This is warmer than most places in California.

In Palm Springs, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Palm Springs, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

Humidity in Palm Springs is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Palm Springs with 1.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 5.2 inches in Palm Springs means that it is one of the driest places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Palm Springs with 2.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 15.0 rainy days annually in Palm Springs, which is one of the least rainy places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 52% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Palm Springs, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Palm Springs.

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    Reviews for Palm Springs    12 Reviews
    Hot as Hell and Fake phony people! - 9/2/2020
    I lived in Palm Springs for 12 years and initially it appeared to be quite beautiful. The mountains are beautiful and palm trees, very stress-free and manageable.... Read More

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    Paradise Lost - 8/6/2020
    14 years is plenty long enough. This is a nice place to visit, not live. In the last 20 years the air quality, especially in the summer has deteriorated considerably.... Read More

    Ghetto crime city with lots of glitz but no police - 4/15/2020
    Ghetto Crime City with lots of glitz... Police do nothing. Called 911 three times in a year: twice, no response. Provided the license plate of the criminals in two... Read More

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